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YouTube stars 'might encourage kids to eat more calories'
Social media stars Zoella and Alfie Deyes feature in a study into the protection of children online.Irish abortion referendum: Exit polls suggest landslide for repeal
Counting is under way but an anti-abortion campaign spokesman already concedes defeat.Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: Patients 'taken to church'
Two of the three patients who were taken from the treatment centre for prayers have died.Water resistant sunscreen claims ‘meaningless’, says Which?
The creams work much less well after they have been worn in the sea, warns consumer group Which?.Bank holiday warning over gardening and DIY accidents
Surgeons say this time of year can bring a spike in accidents with gardening and DIY equipment.Blitz on sweet treats sees slow start
The sugar hit in puddings, biscuits and chocolate remains high despite a crackdown.Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer
Early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia, says a UK scientist.Doctors explain Michael Jackson's impossible dance move
Spine experts reveal the improbable dynamics of the "Smooth Criminal" lean.Lini Puthussery: India's 'hero' nurse who died battling Nipah virus
Lini Puthussery is among 10 people who died in the viral outbreak in India's southern Kerala state.Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi
At least 11 die and 800 fall ill after eating the deadly fungi in the west of the country.An egg a day to keep the doctor away?
A study in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of a strokeMalaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly
A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be a killer of humans.Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations begin in DR Congo
Some 4,000 vaccines are being used to try to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 26 people.Exercising regularly 'can keep heart and arteries young'
Four to five sessions a week are needed to stop the main arteries to the heart from furring up.Growing resistance to antifungal drugs 'a global issue'
Scientists warn this could lead to more outbreaks of disease and affect people who are already ill.Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India
Nipah is "top of the list" of 10 priority diseases the WHO has identified for the next major outbreak.US birth rates drop to lowest since 1987
Births decreased among young women and teenagers but increased among those aged between 40 and 44.Sheffield student with cleft lip bullied for the way he looked
A 13-year-old boy bullied because of his cleft lip is working with a charity to help others like him.BBC presenter on finding out her cancer is incurable
5 live's Rachael Bland says she got the call from her doctor when she was on a day out with her son.Why NHS costs just keep going up
Economists warn the NHS will need an extra 4% a year - £2,000 per UK household - for the next 15 years.Small NHS funding rise would be 'disastrous'
Health committee chair Sarah Wollaston says rise of 3% will 'not be high enough'Mum helps stop daughter being bullied for birthmark
Sophie Parker shares her story of being bullied for having a birthmark on her face.Are we using too much Calpol?
Thousands of litres are sold in the UK every year but do we use it at the right times?Dementia-friendly lunches served at Norwich restaurant
A restaurant aims to give diners with dementia and their carers the "best possible time".‘My hip replacement left me in constant pain'
More than 300 people have taken the manufacturers of allegedly faulty hip replacements to the High Court.'Memory transplant' achieved in snails
Memories are transferred from one snail to another in a laboratory.Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?
Is when we eat clashing with our circadian rhythms and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health?'I took 57 painkillers a day to get high'
Cheap and easy to obtain, the painkiller Tramadol has millions of Egyptians hooked on getting high.Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola
Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, DR Congo says it can contain the deadly Ebola virus.Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?
Artificial sweeteners offer a sweet taste without the calories, but are they healthy?Pepe's story: How I survived Spanish flu
José Ameal is believed to be the oldest Spanish survivor of the pandemic which followed World War I.Mental Health Awareness Week: 'My camera helped me beat anxiety'
A photographer's portraits of strangers helped him to overcome his mental health problems.How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?
As a man dies from an exploding vape pen, we ask how dangerous are the devices?Mum wants postnatal depression awareness after dad's suicide
Vicky Clayton cannot give her son the thing he wants most in the world - his dad.Sleep tips: Six ways to boost the chances of a good night's rest
How to maximise the chances of a good night's sleep.